From the weekly box office leaders listed on movies.com:
This Week - Last Week - Film Title - Weekend Gross - Theaters - Theater Average - Weeks in Release - Total Gross
#19 - #15 - Napoleon Dynamite - $367,689 - 271 - $1,356 - 22 - $42,429,616
It’s finally on its way out. I’m thrilled it’s been in theaters this long. 22 weeks in release and 42 million dollars. Not bad! Not bad at all for a cheap film made by a BYU student!
So yeah, I love Napoleon Dynamite. It isn’t, however, the type of movie I could watch over and over and over. I think I could probably only see it once or twice a year, but I love it all the same. I don’t think there are many movies that can compete with the number of one liners this one has. My favorite: “I see you’re drinking 1 percent [milk], is that because you think your fat? Cause you’re not, you could be drinking whole if you wanted. Anyway, I have all your equipment in my locker. You should probably come get it since I can’t fit my num-chucks in there anymore.” :-D
If you haven’t seen it yet, go see it! A weird/wacky sense of humor is required.